How many nebulas do you think are in this photo? Careful, the answer is not quite what it seems.
Behold Jupiter's Ghost — a spectacular remnant of a star that was once quite similar to our own. Located 3,000 light-years away, it's a sneak preview of what our solar system could look like once our Sun enters into its death throes.
That top image is pretty, but the only way to see this incredible combination of dust and gas is to take in the whole image below. Holy crap, right? This picture, which was created in 2005 using Hubble data and digitally assigned colors, shows the Eagle Nebula surrounded by and intertwined with dust pillars that are…
It figures that this close to Halloween, something wicked would show up in the stars. Astronomers can call this a nebula if they want; you and I both know that it's a demon spawn of intergalactic proportions.